Carisbrooke Castle Museum is an Accredited local history museum run by an independent Charitable Trust, sited within a medieval castle in the care of English Heritage. It was founded in 1898 by HRH Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, as a memorial to her husband, Prince Henry of Battenberg.
The Museum cares for some 27,000 items connected with the Isle of Wight, including social history, medieval history, King Charles I, ecclesiastical history, costume, military history, photographs, paintings, decorative art, ephemera, and documents.
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Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Isle of Wight
April 1st–October 31st: 10am–4.45 pm, daily
November 1st–March 31st: 10 am–3.45 pm, weekends only.
It is possible to arrange an exclusive group visit on a Tuesday.
The Museum will close at 5.45 pm on special event days during August at the Castle.
The Museum is closed on Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st.
Admission to the Museum is included with the English Heritage entrance fee to Carisbrooke Castle.
The English Heritage website gives further details of current prices.
Phone English Heritage on 01983 522107 for details of family tickets and group discounts.